LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — E.C. Glass football is enjoying another strong campaign under head coach Jeff Woody. The Hilltoppers have just one loss this fall and are getting ready to play Salem for the Region 4D championship this weekend.

At the center of the Glass offense is a senior quarterback who spends just as much time on academics as he does on football.

“Ever since I was born. I’m a third generation EC Glass student,” senior quarterback George White said. “I’ve been to EC Glass games since I was old enough to go. That’s what my family has been all about.”

White bleeds blue and white. And in his final season with the “Midtown Boyz”, the quarterback leads the Seminole District in passing yards, finding touchdowns through the air and on the ground. His knowledge of the game and relationship with Woody drives his success on the gridiron.

“I think if Coach Woody wasn’t around, I could probably call the plays. I’m super comfortable in the offense,” White said. “I think helping guys learn the playbook, what I would like them to do on certain plays, variations of routes, just coach ’em up as best I can. I try to be positive reinforcement. Let the coaches be mean people and I just try to be as positive as I can.”

White studies the playbook just as much as he pours over his textbooks. His academic success has generated interest from schools like Middlebury, Washington & Lee and Harvard.

“I put myself in a good position academically to be able to see some really cool schools and that’s been the biggest reward for me is just being able to walk around some really cool schools and try to play football,” White said.

But next fall, White will be trading the blue and white for the green and gold, joining William & Mary as a preferred walk-on. His time as a Hilltopper is already preparing him to balance football and academics.

“It makes me a two-dimensional person honestly. There’s a lot of time in both of those areas. I go to the Governor’s school in Lynchburg which is like a science and technology school and you go for half a day in the morning. Ever since I was little, my dad was chairman of the school board, education has been a really big deal and always making sure that education is the priority,” White said.

Football, however, is a very close second to academics in terms of priorities for White.

“Just spending most of my time in those two areas. That’s really the key. Time management and time delegation.”